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Institute for Law and the Workplace

Professor Martin H. Malin
565 W. Adams St., Room 843
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5056

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Institute for Law and the Workplace

About the Institute

Created in 1996, the Institute for Law and the Workplace is housed at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. The Institute is a national center for research, training, dialogue, and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute serves as an intellectual home for the labor and employment law community, both in the Chicago area and nationwide. It pools the resources of leading academic scholars and the practicing professional community to train students and professionals, monitor policies and trends, and reflect upon issues confronting the labor and employment law community in a neutral setting.

Conferences & Lectures

  • Mar10

    Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture: "Changing the Rules to Create Shared Prosperity"

    Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIO executive vice president, is the speaker for this year's Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture, "Changing the Rules to Create Shared Prosperity." Tefere will share his thoughts and engage in a discussion of ideas with students and the public about why and how we need to change the rules.

    The Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture brings a national labor or employment leader to Chicago-Kent for a presentation about contemporary and emerging issues in the workplace. The lecture series is cosponsored by the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Institute for Law and the Workplace, and is presented as a public service.

    This event is complimentary, but RSVPs are requested no later than Monday, March 7. Please visit our program website to register.
  • Mar22

    38th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: The External Workforce & the Domestic Workplace: Connecting International Labor Standards & Free Trade Agreements

    IIT Downtown Campus - Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Room: Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium

    Lecturer: Lance Compa, Senior Lecturer, School of Industrial Relations, Cornell University


    Muzaffar Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute, New York University, School of Law
    Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    The lecture is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Visit the program website for more information.